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Review of Andrew Low House

Andrew Low House
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Ranked #25 of 220 things to do in Savannah
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Andrew Low commissioned New York architect John Norris to design and construct his house in 1848. Norris came to Savannah to design the Custom House on Bay Street and remained in Savannah to build many desirable residences with the latest in technology and luxury. The Italianate exterior features intricate cast iron railings and side balconies contrasting with the smooth stuccoed brick walls. The well proportioned rooms are decorated with elaborate plaster cornices and carved woodwork. The delicate balance of exterior restraint and opulent interior resulted in an elegant villa for the family.
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We toured this house, the Juliette Gordon Low home, and the Davenport House in a combined tour deal, and this was our favorite by far. Unlike the Juliette Gordon Low home, in which the tour is primarily about the Girl Scout founder and her many talents, this home was a balanced view of both the many family members and their extensive, famous connections and the period furniture/architectural details. In fact, most, if not all, pieces were connected to the family in some way--even the 170+-year-old bed quilts in a few rooms! The Davenport home, however, was filled with period pieces, but few were actually owned by the family itself. Tour around lunchtime for a smaller group, too, and you are able to ask more questions of the very knowledgable guides.

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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This is a great home to see what life was like in the mid to late 1800s in Savannah. You are able to see the public and private areas of the home.

Thank Barry H
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

You would not ordinarily think that visiting an old house would be particularily interesting, except for those that are interested in architecture and funrnishing of the 19th Century. However, our tour guide made this trip enjoyable. Andrew Low was the father-in-law of Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of Girls Scouts). We learned about her failed marriage to William, her strength as a woman in a culture where women are to be subservient, her skills as an artist, carpenter, etc.

One interesting tidbit, the Lions on each side of the front porch were placed there by Andrew to symbolically protect the house and Andrew's wealth. When Daisey (Juliette's nicname) lived there she would come outside and pet the animals as if they were live. The docent did an excellent job. I wouldn't miss this museum if I were you.

Thank William L
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Andrew Lowe house is one of the coolest historic house museums in the city. Andrew Lowe was Juliette Gordon Lowe’s father-in-law, and the Girl Scouts of America was founded in the carriage house which is still owned by the Girl Scouts.

The house features many antiques and fine furnishings. The grounds, though in the middle of a city, are beautiful. It still has ties to the original family. It’s worth the stop!

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

I toured several museum/homes and this is the best! The tour guide did a great job, the furnishings and art are well-presented, and you learn a great deal about life at the time. The Juliette Low house is a fine, but due to the large amount of foot traffic it gets (lots of Girl Scout Troops), it looks worn and not as well kept.

Thank cbowman11
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